Liberal smearing of Republicans over Sotomayor goes into overdrive—Bring it on!

Pushed to the wall on the truth about nonwhite racial preferences and the reality of Sonia Sotomayor, and having no arguments with which to reply, liberals’ only remaining weapons are mockery, contempt, and raw anti-whiteness, as shown by remarks of Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich quoted by Mark Bauerline at Phi Beta Cons. Fine, let the liberals keep showing the country what they’re really about. To the extent that our side stands for the truth, as the GOP senators did to a remarkable extent in the Sotomayor hearings, then even if we lose a battle, as we’re going to lose on Sotomayor, the liberals in striking back at us will more and more reveal the evil at the core of liberalism.

Bauerline’s blog entry:

Columnists at the New York Times [Mark Bauerlein]
Here is a bit from Maureen Dowd today in the New York Times:

Republican hypocrisy fell flat at the Sotomayor hearings. After railing all week against the ‘empathy standard,’ as Senator Jeff Sessions called it, the Republicans tried to play the empathy card by calling in two New Haven firefighters, one white and one Hispanic, who were on the losing end of Sonia Sotomayor’s ruling. Wearing their dress uniforms, the pair told their heart-tugging tales of studying for an exam that got thrown out after they scored high. Frank Ricci, who studied hard to overcome his dyslexia, used his finger to trace under the words as he read his testimony.

But the Republican complaint against Sotomayor in that case boiled down to wanting her to be more activist. They were upset that she sided with elected officials and precedent rather than intervening to strike down a result that many people, including me, found unfair.

There you have her opinion on the entire basis for New Haven decision to scrap the test: It had “a result that many people, including me, found unfair.”

And here is Frank Rich today:

The hearings were pure “Alice in Wonderland.” Reality was turned upside down. Southern senators who relate every question to race, ethnicity and gender just assumed that their unreconstructed obsessions are America’s and that the country would find them riveting. Instead the country yawned. The Sotomayor questioners also assumed a Hispanic woman, simply for being a Hispanic woman, could be portrayed as The Other and patronized like a greenhorn unfamiliar with How We Do Things Around Here. The senators seemed to have no idea they were describing themselves when they tried to caricature Sotomayor as an overemotional, biased ideologue.

Reality certainly is turned upside down here. Instead of liberals playing identity politics, Rich says, it’s Southern senators who do that. In other words, when Sotomayor raised her racial identity in speeches from the past, and conservatives responded, it is conservatives who are the identity politicians.

Oh, for the days when the Times op-ed page was populated by liberals such as Anthony Lewis. You might disagree with them, but you also could imagine sitting across the table from them and arguing back and forth. They appear as giants compared to these snippy, off-the-cuff, innuendo peddlers.

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Mark Jaws writes:

Reading Frank Rich’s surreal description of GOP southern senators, I thought immediately of the old Soviet propragandists. I read Russian fluently and have a Masters Degree in Soviet Studies from the National Defense Intelligence College. When assigned in Germany during the Cold War, I was tasked with monitoring Soviet publications for any change in attitudes towards the U.S. military presence in Europe. To the Soviets, hot could be cold and cold could be hot, as long as it advanced their cause. The truth did not matter. For example, the Soviet missiles were always for peaceful purposes, while our missiles threatened the balance of power. Frank Rich and his liberal journalistic ilk act the same way. Racists such as Sharpton and Sotomayor are civil rights activists, while meek, race-neutral southern white Republicans are racists. There is no doubt in my mind that if they could get away with it, most of the liberal media figures would impose—or welcome—Soviet style tyranny on the rest of us.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 20, 2009 12:39 PM | Send

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